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Forum topic by Allen78 posted 10-28-2018 01:34 AM 399 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Allen78

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10-28-2018 01:34 AM

Just cut down an ash tree, victim of the ash borer. Sliced some 12” cross sections of the trunk, hoping to make some clocks. Any suggestions regarding drying these slices? They’re about 1.5-2” thick, 12” in diameter.


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#1 posted 10-28-2018 02:08 AM

Kiln dry it, seriously.

I live in Ottawa and a few years ago they decide it would be a good idea to just take the wood out of the city and leave it. That was a huge mistake as the ash borers just got loose in the area they thought it was quarantined in.

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#2 posted 10-28-2018 02:48 PM

Small enough to dry (slowly) in your oven. Distract the spousal unit while this is in progress or tell her it’s dinner…

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